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Choosing a med school (with NS in mind later) - Louisville or Kentucky?

Discussion in 'Neurosurgery' started by Crono, May 15, 2008.

  1. Crono


    Apr 16, 2008
    Hey guys,
    I heard back from KY (where I was on the alt list since all the spots were gone when I interviewed) which I hadn't entirely expected. My future interests are in NS and I was wondering if I would get a benefit, with regards to making myself as strong as possible a candidate for a NS match, by going to one institution over the other? Number wise they seem to be similar, with maybe UK having SLIGHTLY higher numbers for incoming students.

    I'm hoping to get a little input in terms of things not quite obvious from the numbers (i.e. how to residency directors perceive the schools?) and ANY advice/input people have.

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  3. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Probably doesn't matter much. Location, cost, and your gut feeling are more important.
  4. RisingSun

    RisingSun Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2003
    I was accepted to both, and while I ended up going to a different school, I was really impressed with UofL's hospital system. I think that they get significant trauma there and I am sure that the surgical education is great (many local physicians suggested that I go to UofL for that very reason - they thought that the grads were very well trained because the program is so hands on).

    Both are great schools and you can't go wrong either way. Pick the school that you think that you will be most successful at.

    Also, don't have your heart set on Nsurg. There are lots of different specialties out there and I am sure that you will find that you like many of them, probably for different reasons, so keep your options open.


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